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, barack obama! thank you! god bless you. god bless america! >> first lady michelle obama. savannah and i have relocated to the floor. savannah, that was personal, that was emotional, this crowd was silent. they love her. one of the political writers today said her job was to make the country fall in love with her husband all over again. >> telling this deeply personal story about how much she loves her husband she is trying to remind voters why they like her husband. in 2008, nicknamed her the closer. when she went to the stop, she would close the sale. here tonight she has a task as the opener. >> we have heard from the first lady here tonight. you will hear from savannah tomorrow morning on "today." and we hope you will join us tomorrow evening on "nbc nightly news." another day here at the democratic convention in charlotte. those of you in the east and midwest, your late local news begins now. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. for savannah guthrie, our team, i'm brian williams, nbc news. leading news station this is news 4 at 11:00. >>> an olympic figure skater thrown in jail on
officially begins in charlotte tonight where first lady michelle obama will take the stage and try to convince undecided voters that her husband deserves a second term. nbc's tracy potts joins us live there. she has the details from charlotte. tracie, good morning. >> hi, lynn. behind the stage where it all gets started tonight, the stage where we'll see michelle obama, but not where we'll see the president. he'll be a few blocks away at the bank of america before he arrives to make his case here in charlotte. last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody's a democrat or republican. we're all just americans. >> but not in charlotte this week. heal accept the democratic nomination on thursday i'll offer you what i believe is a better passport. >> tonight we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going talk about the president she knows, the husband she married, and, of course, the father to her children. >> maryland's govern and san antonio's mayor julian castro also speak tonight. castro is the first latino to give a keynote address, t
convention in charlotte last night first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned speech designed to both sway wavering voters and light a fighter under the party's base. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from charlotte. she has more on this. good morning to you. >> lynn, good morning to you. a bit of backstory. aides say the ideas she talked about last night were her own, that she knew exactly what she wanted to say in this speech. it was a fiery kick-off to this convention, and there's more to come tonight. democrats bring in their heavyweight tonight, former president bill clinton, the only person more popular in a recent gallup poll, michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a rousing speech about decisions based on family values. >> in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. >> a message aimed at women. >> he believes that women are more capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. he didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically,
. tonight we'll see the keynote and hear from first lady michelle obama. and with that ahead of us, let's go to our political team here in charlotte. four white house correspondents, current and former, beginning with chuck todd down on the floor of the north carolina delegati delegation. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. if the republican convention was all about trying to present mitt romney's softer side, the democratic convention has a different goal for the president. shoring up votes from hispanics and women. as workers inside the hall put finishing touches on the convention stage, democrats prepare to appeal to two key constituencies, women and hispanics. they favor the president but lack the enthusiasm they had for him four years ago. leading the charge on women, michelle obama. >> are you ready for this? >> reporter: in all, five of the prime time speakers tonight at the convention are women. charged with delivering tonight's official keynote address, julian castro. the 37-year-old mayor of san anton antonio. democrats hope his personal story will resonate with
michelle obama makes her pitch for a second term for her husband. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, september 5th, 201. live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 77 lucky degrees. felt like a wall of humidity. walk right into it. >> whoosh. >> he felt the air. >> i walked right through it, too. >> cooled him off. >> he must have spritzed himself before hand. >> wow, yes, in the car. >> yeah. we've got a better chance of seeing rain throughout the area today. unfortunately, and then the other thing, too, the other part of story is that higher temperatures, too, around today, tomorrow, and friday. taking you back to 1:00 a.m. this morning. a few showers around front royal. those who made their way off to the north and east, really falling apart if you're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again
michelle obama, making the case in primetime for four more years for the president. >> announcer: from nbc news, "decision 2012." the democratic national convention live from charlotte, north carolina. >>> good evening from charlotte, the arena home to the bobcats. tonight it is noisy and about the democrats. we get our first primetime glimpse of the message they have planned. days after tampa, 63 days until the election and a lot has changed as we said at the top of the broadcast since the days of hope and change, the last democratic convention in '0 #. tonight we hear from a man billed as a rising star, young mayor of san antonio and from a more established star, first lady, michelle obama. our team is in place for all of it including the largest fleet of white house correspondents, current and former. for starters in the booth, tom brokaw, david gregory, savannah guthrie. david, we heard the jimmy carter tribute, ted kennedy tribute, mayor, governor of massachusetts lit up the crowd. how would you put the excitement level vis-a-vis tampa? >> it is high. on night one. enthusiasm is key.
it out of the ballpark, whether you're a democrat or republican, it doesn't matter, michelle obama revealed herself as a superstar for the democrats. whur listeners are savvy. it's not all about a love-fest for barack obama. you have the undecided voters and those who feel apathetic, the undecided voters. they like the obamas, they love the first family. they even love the dog bo, but does that translate, that likability factor translate into trusting the president? then you have those apathetic voters hit hard in this economic climate and who feel like, hey, i don't need to show up to vote, what does it matter to me? jim, you have some 16,000 people in the district of columbia eligible to vote, not registered. that problem holds true in those key battleground states. our lynners say she delivered, energized those groups. >> a lot of your listeners and tweeters -- she's become a fashion eischen. what did they have to say about that part of the speech? >> oh, what didn't they say? she ply it out of the ballpark, that fuchsia dress with the gray and michelle obama has, of course, ins
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
conversation today with first lady michelle obama on her husband, the opposition, and the constant struggle to keep things normal for two daughters at home. >> you have to balance trying to keep their lives normal with allowing them to experience history. >>> also tonight an air scare. a plane turned around in mid air, a passenger handcuffed, and then we learn the real story. air, a passenger handcuffed, and then we learn the real story. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. with the fall election now 60 days away from the democrats here in charlotte it all comes down to tonight. after a long wind up and one brief cameo appearance on stage last night, tonight they get to hear from president barack obama who will make his case for re-election. this entire event is something of an audible. we were supposed to be outdoors in the football stadium but because of the rain here in charlotte including earlier today the president will appear here in this much smaller hall tonight. our team is in place to cover it all. andrea mitchell starts off ou
that being president doesn't change who you are -- >> reporter: culminating with first lady michelle obama's address where she played the role of chief character witness. >> because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. >> reporter: though her speech was less partisan than most and didn't mention mitt romney by name, the contrast she drew was clear. >> reporter: because for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> perhaps the most fiery speaker tuesday night was the massachusetts governor who succeeded romney. deval patrick. >> mitt romney talks a lot about all the things he's fixed. i can tell you, massachusetts was not one of them. >> reporter: even a tribute video dedicated to the late ted kennedy contained partisan red meat feepg romney's famous attack in the senate race. >> i am pro-choice. my opponent is multiple choice. >> reporter: four years ago they de-emphasized abortion differences. last night was a different story. >> we
in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there today. it is the -- it's for the virginia vish virginia's 45th district. three men are running t
michelle obama delivered an emotional speech last night. she told delegates how she and president obama's modest upbringing- how her upbringing shaped who they are today. >> like so many american families, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did. in fact, they admired it. they simply believed in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. that's how they raised us. >> right now p first lady has a higher favorability rating than the president. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also spoke on the opening night of the convention. he opened a fiery critique of mitt romney and paul ryan. >> instead of investing in america they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built on american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in ou
on a dress worn just like the win michelle obama. she sure turned heads with her fashion, and now there is a duplicate out there on the market for the public. the designer told the "today" show she didn't know until mrs. obama appeared on tv that her creation was chosen. >> i thought she made the right choice. we sent a few, because i didn't know what she would need or how she would feel. i wanted her to have choice and choose us, but she made an excellent choice. she looks gorgeous. the color looks so fresh. >> well, that designer says the dress will sell for under $500. so you you too can wear one of those. >> sure. >>> coming up next, a big day for amazon. it releases the new kindal. police search a beige manager's home after a hostage situation. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. decipher diaper deals, find out decipher diaper deals, find out where and how to shop f i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position onnd out women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for c
. >> dramatic action on a national scale is what the delegates are hoping for tomorrow. first lady michelle obama was out here getting acquainted with the podium. they are hoping that her speech will be lighting a spark. >> thank you tom and jim. >>> mitt romney spent the labor day holiday at his lake house in new hampshire. but he did not let up on criticizing the state of the economy. he said today is another day of worrying when the next paycheck will come. paul ryan stumped in the same state where the dnc kicks off tomorrow and rejected the assertion that the country is better off now than four years ago. he told a crowd that jimmy carter's highly criticized presidency in the '70s looked good compared to the obama administration. he starts a fundraising trim tomorrow. >>> tomorrow is terrible traffic tuesday, the day when people head back to work from the holiday and students across northern virginia go back to school. shomari stone is live with more. >> reporter: jim, as you know, d.c. drivers spend the most time sitting in traffic than any other city in the nation. combine that with t
. martin o'malley and first lady michelle obama will be two of the featured speakers tonight. tracie potts has a preview of the opening day of the dnc. >> reporter: last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody is a democrat or a republican and we're all just americans. >> reporter: but not in charlotte this week he'll accept the democratic nomination for president thursday. >> now, on thursday night i'm going to off aer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: tonight, we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going to talk about the president that she knows, the husband she married and, of course, the father to her children. >> reporter: maryland's governor and san antonio, texas, mayor also speak tonight. castro is the first latino to give a keynote address here. the same spot president obama had in 2004. >> the first lady, i'm sure, is going to deliver a positive message and. >> reporter: paul ryan told a pack aed north carolina crowd all those speeches will avoid the key question. >> here's the kind of words we're not goi
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. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech urging a big turnout. >> it's all responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> so i'm going to be at home and i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. >> reporter: mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, continued his counter-dnc convention tour. >> after four years of getting the runaround, what america needs is a turnaround. >> reporter: back in charlotte, there's heavy security. some demonstrations, with the convention getting started. one hour of this convention will be broadcast live tonight. michelle obama's speech and the keynote address by charismatic young san antonio, texas, mayor julian castro who will urge a big hispanic turnout in november. >> news 4's jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the dnc. they'll join us live with more on the push for d.c. voting rights during this convention. >>> the actor kn
impassioned plea. first lady michelle obama delivers a rousing speech at the democratic national convention. reaching out to women, she gets emotional as she talks about her family. >> my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> savannah has reaction live from charlotte. >>> scary moments. the newly elected premier of quebec rushed off stage as masked gunman opens fire at a victory rally. this morning at least one person dead, the shooter is under arrest and police are looking for a motive. >>> tennis, anyone? pippa middleton checks out the action at the u.s. open. a trip to new york city that has some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, wednesday, september 5th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. matt, i was on this floor last night when michelle obama spoke. at times she was fiery.
and former governor tim kaine. first lady michelle obama is also taking the stage tonight. president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour today in virginia. he will speak at norfolk state university. the president was in the common wealth last week. he appeared in charlottesville as part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. recent polls show him slightly ahead of mitt romney in virginia. romney though narrow that margin. >>> some of the speakers at the dr dnc may offer new insight as to how romney does business. the employees from bain capital will talk about how the private equity world works and more specifically how bain capital was run while romney was ceo. >> if you are willing to work with me. >> if you're willing to work everybody harder in this election. then i promise, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republicans are launching this web ad to hammer home their point this country is worse off now than it was when president obama took office. republican national committee is also launching a website called obama isn't working. it features articles
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
're going to see ann romney, we're going to see michelle obama as two of the most effective figures in this campaign. >> not two of the most, the two most effective campaigners in both campaigns. i don't think there's any question about that. michelle obama will lead it off next week in charlotte for her husband. i happen to believe, and you know the kind of family in which i have been raised, i'm living with all women, and i have been witness to this both in my wife and my daughters and now my grand daughters, i think this is the century of women. i really do believe that. >> hooray! >> there's going to be more gains made by more women across every part of our lives. cultural, political, and economic. and i think that there is even among some republican women out there, that that party doesn't quite buy into that yet. i mean, there are extraordinary achievements made by nikki haley and condi rice and everyone else. but the real issue on this campaign, for women, will be will social issues, or economic issues, will one trump the other? because the social issues are very important to
most anticipated first lady michelle obama. yesterday in an interview she talked about what she is going to talk about tonight and she also is reaching out to younger voters. >> we have a president who has a vision for this country to make sure that every american, regardless of who they are or what they look like or who they love, that they have a fair shot at the american dream. voting is -- it's how this country runs. and it's our responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> reporter: mrs. obama will close out tonight's session. she'll go on at about 10:35 or so. earlier today, members of the dc delegation proved once again that they just can't catch a break. tom sherwood is here now to tell us more about that. tom? >> jim, there are all kinds of protests out on the streets here. but the dc vote event, it kind of fizzled. >> reporter: there were authorized anti-abortion protesters. >> born to be without jesus. >> reporter: and salvation preachers. protesters assailing economic and political injustice. that latte
michelle obama, just about an hour ago, was on the podium behind me here practicing for her speech tomorrow. president obama and the vice president were out today campaigning on this labor day. meanwhile, the romney/ryan ticket is trying to stay in the spotlight as much as it can. in the meantime there's a new gallup poll out that does not hold good news for the romney/ryan camp in terms of things that usually happen after a convention. we are going to have much more on charlotte coming up in just a few minutes. tom sherwood is here with a report. doreen, right now, back to you and jim. >> thank you, vance. on to our weather now. we are keeping an eye on more storms moving our way. >> wet enough for you? >> enough already. >> storm team four meteorologist doug kammerkammerer here with t honest is getting the rain. doug? >> the areas up to the north and east, philadelphia, down to the to the south, as jim mentioned, parts of the carolinas. for us, 83 out there we have doned a little bit of a bullet out there on this labor day. heat index, 88, a very humid afternoon. going to continue to see
messenger michelle obama checked out the arena this afternoon in advance of her speech tomorrow night. other key speakers include san antonio's mayor castro, massachusetts candidate elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. all have their remarks aimed at key democratic constituencies. >> the obama campaign got another convention headache earlier this morning when the chairman of the california democratic party publicly compared paul ryan to nazi propagandaist joseph goebbels. the romney campaign took offense and called for a full repudiation of the remarks. the obama campaign did repudiate the remarks but did not call on mr. burton the chairman of the california party to resign. kate? >> chuck todd in north carolina tonight. >>> president obama spent this holiday on the campaign trail with a stop in a key swing state today before moving on to see flood damage in louisiana. kristen welker is traveling with the president and joins us from new orleans. good evening, kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. we are in new orleans where president obama took a detour from the campaign t
michelle obama will also speak. president obama isn't at the convention yet. today he will end his road to charlotte tour in virginia. he is set to speak in norfolk state university. the president spent yesterday in louisiana seeing firsthand the damage hurricane isaac caused last week. he also travelled to the battleground state of ohio where he told steel and auto workers that he saved millions of dollars by bailing out the auto industry. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america. >> vice president joe biden hammered home the same point in a rally in another crucial state, michigan. >> paul ryan hoping to steal some of the democrats' thunder as their convention gets under way. the republican vice presidential nominee calm pand yesterday in greenville, north carolina. he told voters this country is worse off now than it was before president obama was elected. >> what do you call president obama four years ago, if you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your own as some
. >>> first lady michelle obama hoping to show americans a different side of her husband. ♪ the first lady was one of the main speakers last night in charlotte. she told the crowd the president knows about the american dream because she's lived it. >> he believes that when you've worked hard and done well and walked through that doorway of opportunity you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> the first lady never mentioned mitt romney or paul ryan during her speech. maryland governor martin o'malley though is not holding back his criticism of the nominees. o'malley also spoke at the dnc last night. romney and ryan were the main targets of his attack. >> instead of investing in america, they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built an american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in our classrooms. governor romney, just because you bank gaines the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell
by another officer in july making threateni ining comments about michelle obama. he is still working but is no longer part of the motorcycle escorts. she says the case is now being handled by internal affairs. >> breaking news right now. several athletes at dematha catholic have reportedly been kicked off the team after an incident involving prostitutes. erica gonzalez is live with more on these allegations. >> reporter: the incident in question happened last saturday morning with the football team in north carolina after a friday night game and bed checks had already been done. now, the washington post is reporting that five dematha players left after allegedly hiring prostitutes to come to their room. last saturday, they were coming off an opening win in north carolina. the parent of one of the player who is withdrew from school says the players used a web site to hire and sneak in three prostitutes in the early hours of saturday morning. and some did, in fact, have sexual relations with the prostitutes in that room. that's according to one parntd. the catholic high school's athlet
are a gig focus of this convention. whether it's 23irs lady michelle obama or women's fair pay national advocate lily ledbetter. >> women have faced discrimination, like i did, now can get their day in court. >> reporter: or thousands of female delegates. the democratic party is trying to exploit and expand polls that shows a gender gap with women favorite president obama over mitt romney. eileen filler-corn of springfield, virginia, battled antiabortion efforts last winter. >> all these extreme social issues and bills came before us, bills that stripped rights away from women. women matter, women have rights, women deserve, you know, equal pay. >> the first lady -- >> ann holter cain is the daughter of with unvirginia governor and the wife of another. >> as a military mom, ms. mcbride, who introduced the first lady, just really warmed my house. >> sandra flufke -- >> i'm interested to hear what she has to say. it was a shame she got shouted down trying to present a point of view. a lot of women need and to contraception, not just for bifrt control, but because of conditions that they h
michelle obama. >> we must work like never before. >> and bill clinton, just last night. >> you must reelect president barack obama. >> tonight joe biden leads off and then the president makes his case for re-election. 3 f2 >> aquÍ estÁ brian williams. the primetime address by president obama and the beginning really of the final push, when americans wake up tomorrow morning, this election is suddenly 60 days away. now, as you know, the president's surrogates from the first lady to former president bill clinton have laid the groundwork for tonight and shortly we'll hear from vice president joe biden and then, of course, present barack obama. we were not supposed to be in here tonight. we were supposed to be across town in the football stadium. you see it there live, for what was supposed to be an outdoor celebration for upwards of 65,000 people, but the risk of rough weather was too great. it came through here late this afternoon. as of tonight, you can second guess this all evening. jim cantore, where are you when we need you? but as a layman, other than that massive shower to our
. meanwhile, michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today. the first lady is scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention. she's expected to speak wednesday to the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend 100 chon that honors elected officials who are gay, lesbian, or transgendered. >>> virginia delegates are getting the royal treatment. they have prime seats on the floor of the time warner arena for the event. it's just another reminder of how crucial the exxcommon wealts this election year. >> we are key battleground states so we can receive aggregate deal of t attention. >> delegates from the district and maryland, both heavily democratic, aren't so lucky. their seats are in the back of the arena. >>> the time is 5:06. new concerns about the spread aft west nile virus. >>> forget the coffee, the new energy drink one fast food chain is rolling out to help you get going in the morning. >>> plus, the unexpected discovery that washed out some people's holiday beach plans. >>> a bit of a break from the downpours but your holiday plans can still get soaked. >>> taco bell is
convention speeches and maybe not the best convention speech of the week, a distinction michelle obama or president clinton could make. because of realities, the president decided that had to trump soaring rhetoric. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a pun
also getting a once in a lifetime chance to watch a political convention. first lady michelle obama talked to brian williams about the balancing act between school and politics. >> you know, being a a convention is a once in a lifetime thing. they have an opportunity to have a front-row seat. so at times like that, you think, when you get home, try to get some homework done, we're going to go to bed as early as possible tonight, and then it's up and out. this is malia's first week in high school. she doesn't want to miss a lot of classes. she said i would much rather get up and get back to school and get to my last two classes on friday. i like that in her. >> malia is starting high school this year at sidwell friends school? northwest d.c. >>> the girls will no doubt be watching their father take the case for a second term. he'll do it inside the arena. the bad weather doesn't stop jim vance from finding good barbecue. he has one of the best joints around. >> hi, doreen. you come to charlotte, north carolina, you do one or two things o. both. or have to find some barbecue. the trac
responsibility for this bombing. >>> michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today, a day before the democratic national convention begins. the first lady is scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention. she's expected to speak wednesday to the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend a luncheon na honors elected officials who are gay, lesbianr transgendered. >>> president obama arrives in charlotte later this week. over the weekend he criticized mitt romney and republicans over comments they made last week at their convention. tracie potts has more from charlotte. >> hello, colorado! >> reporter: president obama's road to charlotte stops in battleground ohio and storm-ravaged louisiana today, sunday in colorado he slammed last week's gop convention in tampa. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but the interesting thing was nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. >> reporter: while mitt romney went to church in new hampshire -- >> good morning. how are you doing? >> reporter: he sent running mate paul ryan on the campaign trail to respond to th
nice. >> very. thank you, doug. >>> here's what's trending online today. >> michelle obama's dress. we knew that would be trending. last night she work this gorgeous pink and gray sleeveless dress by tracy reese. she wore it with a pair of swelled pink pumps from j. crew. minutes after she appeared, reese tweeted so honored. last week ann romney spoke to the republican convention in a bright red oscar de la renta dress that was beautiful as well. >>> also trending today, honey boo-boo's bank account. despite big ratings there's talk the star and her family don't make as much as others. they reportedly pull in between $2,000 and $4,000 an episode. the family told tmz they make way, way more than that. >> way. >> way. the show takes a look inside the life of 6-year-old pageant contestant alana thompson, form early from "tiaras & toddlers." she's nicknamed honey boo-boo. >> it's the best, just the best. >> i like the way she talks with her tummy. >> a great family. >>> should a 94-year-old pilot really be flying a plane? really? >>> we'll hear from the pilot himself after he crashed and s
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: people still talking about mrs. obama's speech here. and speaking of here, we are inside the arena because, of course, all of today's events have been moved here after the threat of thunderstorms. they moved it from that open-air stadium a few blocks away. the problem is, thousands, tens of thousands of people had tickets to see the president and won't be able to fit in this arena. it's just a lot smaller, so lots of disappointed people, some of them volunteers who worked extra hours to get those tickets. aaron? >> all right, tracie potts live for us in charlotte. thank you. >>> democrats are also rallying behind sandra fluke, the women's rights activist and recent georgetown law school graduate who also spoke at the dnc last night. she warned the crowd about what this country would be like if mitt romney wins the election. >> an america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. an america in which politicians redefine rape and victims are victim
threatened michelle obama will not be fired. another officer overheard that officer making threatening comments about the first lady back in july. d.c. police chief lanier says the officer has been moved off the motorcycle escort squad. she says the investigation is now being handled by internal affairs. >>> the secret service did arrest a man who threatened to kill president obama. 21-year-old dante simms of charlotte posted threatening messages about the it on twitter earlier this week. they sound simms and arrested him charging him with threatening his life. he's had several run-ins with the law including drug charges and vehicle licenses. >>> $10,000 for information on a suspect who robbed people inside a church. take a look ear. police released surveillance video from the st. stephen's church in northwest d.c. last saturday. you can see the suspect run into the church. he then runs out of the church a short time later. victims say he got away with money, iphone, and other items. if you have any information on this robbery you can call d.c. police. number is on your screen. 202-729
. >>> michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today, a day before the democratic national convention begins. the first lady is scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention. she's expected to speak wednesday at the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend 100 chon who honors officials who are gay, lesbian, or transgendered. many delegates arrived yesterday to check out their seats at the time warner arena. >>> can't complain, virginia delegates are pleased with where they are going to be sitting. their seats right on the floor of the arena. that means you will probably be seeing them when you watch the convention on television. they say it's just goes to show how important the common wealth will be in the coming months. >> wow, we are key battle ground s state, so we are receive aggregate deal of attention. >> delegates from the district and maryland which are both heavily democratic, not so lucky. their seats are in the back of the arena. >>> our own jim vance want to remind you he and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the democratic national convention and will be live on n
michelle obama was going to be really good. you knew bill clinton was going to be really good and you knew president obama was going to be really good. so he was speaking in an early part of the convention and he was not there to sort of do anything other than cheer lead for the president. and that can be a little difficult and if you misstep it you'll get hammered by it. i want to set that as a context. now, the speeches are not necessarily about substance. they are trying to rally the crowd and get people energized. the fact that people are criticizing that speech for not having very much substance is not a big deal to me. he has to overcome that. convention speeches can hurt your reputation as we saw with bill clinton back in '88. but of course you can overcome that as well. >> yes, jerry? >> i think a lot of people have criticism of o'malley about his speech. they say it was short, without substance and all of that. i have to agree with my colleague mike here because he was put in a tough situation. look who he followed the governor of massachusetts who hit a home run twice. you know?
. here you have michelle obama, the mayor of san antonio, texas, the keynoter. hispanic, to try to reaffirm the support he has among hispanics. the vice president and president. i think this is a little bit more about messaging. it's more about some of the core attacks that they'll make against governor romney. >> what does president obama have to do this convention? >> his own records leaves a lot of americans wanting. the reason this is a dead even race, the reason that governor romney is in this thing is because the economy is in the state it is. people feel like after four years things are as bad or worse than they were when president obama came into office. that not the fulfillment of the promise that he had when he ascended to the presidency. he has to deal with that disappointment out there. >> but you talked on something when you talked about the latino vote. it was obvious watching the republican national convention you had suzanne martinez, who spoke in both english and spanish, who is such a diamond in the rough and then you had romney's son who gave his entire speech
. ♪ >>> this is a news 4 news break. >> good morning. it's 8:56 on monday, september 3rd. michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today a day before the democratic national convention begins. she's scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention and she's expected to speak wednesday at the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend a luncheon that honors elected officials that honors elected officials gay, lesbi now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're ready to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich. grab yours at dunkin' donuts. >>> from now until early afternoon will be the driest part of your day. veronica johnson here. your temperature is 79 degrees now with calm winds throughout the area. we have lingering showers around clarksville and stony run and more coming through around stafford county down to the south. fredericksburg getting wet. 80 to 84 degrees your high temperature today with rain heavy at times as we're expecting some afternoon thunderstorms. 83 is the high today, 85 to 86 tuesday and wednesday.
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